About Us

Kate Hall

Kate HallWorking at a GP practice and within the NHS my focus has been on delivering short term counselling over 6-12 sessions. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, trauma and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

I am a qualified couples counsellor and work with couples helping them to find their way through what can be a very challenging and emotional time.

Beyond counselling, I also have a background of 11 years as an employment lawyer, where I support both employees and employers when facing difficult situations. Specialising in discrimination law I feel that I have a very real understanding of stresses and challenges facing people in the workplace.

I trained in the person centred approach because I believe that it is the relationship between counsellor and client makes all the difference. I find it a privilege to work with my clients, be part of their life and accompany them on their journey.

I am a champion for equality and would love for mental health to acknowledged by society as important as physical health. I believe strongly that everyone should have access to counselling services.

Qualifications

  • Foundation in Counselling – University of Chester
  • Accredited mediator- OCN
  • MA in Clinical Counselling- University of Chester
  • Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Couples Counselling

Nikki Thomson

Nikki ThomsonI am a fully qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP. I have worked in a GP’s practice for two years with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and bereavement to workplace stress.

I currently work in the NHS counselling staff and with Place2Be as a school-based counsellor. My work is firmly rooted in attachment theory and as a Person Centred Counsellor I work with whatever the client brings in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner.

I work with individuals for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis depending on individual requirements.

Qualifications

  • Foundation in Counselling – University of Chester
  • MA in Clinical Counselling – University of Chester.
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children in Schools

Continuing professional development is an important part of our profession and I regularly attend workshops relevant to my practice.